10 March 2009

Art Research: Redefining Our Past, One Formerly-Dorky Looking Person At A Time

1972.First, we find out that Martha "Mrs. Father Of Our Country" Washington was quite the rrowr-licious hottie:

Now, we find out that, due to a recently-discovered painting, Bill Shakespeare may well have looked a lot less dorky than we thought:

Kinda got some young Nic Cage working there, I'd say. What a pompadour, yes? Apparently our vision of Tha Bardd was based on an engraving that was based on a sketch, possibly of an Elizabethan bar napkin ... or something like that.

Time magazine has the whole bit.

Yeah, we kind of like art history.

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